Uintah County Commission Renews Agreement with Vernal Area Chamber

The Uintah County Commission renewed their agreement with the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce for 2017. During Monday’s Commission meeting, County Attorney Jon Stearmer explained that based on the detailed list of public benefits provided, there is legal justification to renew the agreement. A recent study showed that the Vernal Area Chamber provides $365,000 dollars in public benefit alone, though that amount is considered by some to just be scratching the surface. “It is difficult to put a value on it,” shared Commissioner Mark Raymond. “The impact that an active Chamber can have, which we undoubtedly have,…is significant when you compare what we give as a County to the benefits to the community and economy.” The Commission approved the renewal and will continue their $50,000 dollar annual contribution to the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce. 


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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.